Evaluation of Trichoderma viride formulations against Sore Shin Disease in Flue-Cured Virginia (FCV) Tobacco Nurseries


  • University of Mysore, Department of Molecular Biology, Yuvaraja's College, Mysore, Karnataka, 570 005, India
  • Central Tobacco Research Institute, Karnataka, India


Studies were conducted during 2009–10 to 2010–11 to evaluate talc and neem cake formulations of Trichoderma viride for controlling sore shin disease in FCV tobacco nurseries incited by Rhizoctonia solani. The pooled data analysis of two years indicated that T. viride in neem cake formulation was more effective than the talc formulation and reduced sore shin disease by 63.53%. This effective bio-intensive module reflected on the better yield of healthy transplants (835 m−2) as against untreated (489 m−2) check. The schedule gave an Incremental Cost Benefit Ratio (ICBR) of 1:10.27.


Rhizoctonia solani, FCV Tobacco, Hore Shin, Trichoderma viride.

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Agriculture Sciences

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